Monday, 27 April 2015

Crooks Peak In Search Of Dingy Skippers

Date: 27/04/2015

Location: Crooks Peak + Cheddar Reservoir 
Observation: Still looking for Dingy Skipper so headed to Crook Peak, Mendips for a wander temp was chilly, not many Butterflies around. A lone Wheatear sat on scree slope and a Buzzard drifted past wondering why I was walking up hill, back down, up hill and back down again ! 

But I did find 2 Grizzled Skipper's .

Grizzled Skipper with Dung Ball for scale !

Did also see a Wall Butterfly terrible shot.. but early? !

After 2 hrs or so headed to Cheddar Res. Colder here with wind blowing 4 Common Sandpipers and c.20 Barn Swallows over reservoir.

Pied Wagtails around reservoir edge numbered about 30 with 1 Grey Wagtail.

 Weather: Cloudy, Some Blue Skies - Temp - 11c 

Other Species: Buzzard, Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Common Sandpiper, Barn Swallow- Plus the usual suspects.
Butterflies: Grizzled Skipper, Wall, Brimstone, Large White.

Cheers For Now :) 

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